2.7.2009   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 172/36


COUNCIL JOINT ACTION 2009/509/CFSP

of 25 June 2009

amending and extending Joint Action 2007/406/CFSP on the European Union mission to provide advice and assistance for security sector reform in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (EUSEC RD Congo)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 14 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

On 12 June 2007, the Council adopted Joint Action 2007/406/CFSP (1) on the European Union mission to provide advice and assistance for security sector reform in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (EUSEC RD Congo) which replaced the mission previously established by Joint Action 2005/355/CFSP (2).

(2)

On 26 June 2008, the Council adopted Joint Action 2008/491/CFSP (3) amending and extending Joint Action 2007/406/CFSP until 30 June 2009.

(3)

Following consultation with the Congolese authorities and other parties concerned, it appears necessary to extend the mission for a further period, and on 12 May 2009 the Political and Security Committee recommended that the mission be extended for an additional three months.

(4)

Joint Action 2007/406/CFSP should be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS JOINT ACTION:

Article 1

Joint Action 2007/406/CFSP is hereby amended as follows:

1.

in Article 9(1), the second subparagraph shall be replaced by the following:

‘The financial reference amount to cover expenditure relating to the mission for the period from 1 July 2008 to 30 September 2009 shall be EUR 8 450 000.’;

2.

the second paragraph of Article 16 shall be replaced by the following:

‘It shall apply until 30 September 2009.’.

Article 2

This Joint Action shall enter into force on the date of its adoption.

Article 3

This Joint Action shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Luxembourg, 25 June 2009.

For the Council

The President

L. MIKO


(1)  OJ L 151, 13.6.2007, p. 52.

(2)  OJ L 112, 3.5.2005, p. 20.

(3)  OJ L 168, 28.6.2008, p. 42.